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Javier Rivas Ruiz


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Dr Javier Rivas joined the department in 2013 as Senior Lecturer after working for five years as a Lecturer at the University of Leicester.

Dr Rivas received a PhD and MSc in Economics from the European University Institute (Italy). He also holds a PGC in Higher Education by the University of Leicester, a BSc in Economics by the University of Alicante (Spain) and a BSc in Mathematics by the UNED (Spanish Open University, Spain).

Dr Rivas conducts his research in the area of Game Theory and he has published several articles in top leading journals such as Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Mathematical Economics and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Willing to supervise PhD

Game Theory, Public Economics, Evolutionary Game Theory, Political Economy

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Bounded Rationality Mathematics
Mechanism Design Mathematics
Reinforcement Learning Mathematics
Reciprocity Mathematics
Random process Mathematics
Long-run Mathematics
Choice Function Mathematics
Social Choice Mathematics

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Research Output 2009 2018

A note on cheap talk with costly state verification

Rivas, J. & Le Quement, M., 1 Feb 2018.

Research output: Working paper

Our experiment into how voters think shows that they go with their guts

Rivas, J., 18 Jan 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Cash incentives and unhealthy food consumption

Flores, M. & Rivas, J., Jan 2017, In : Bulletin of Economic Research. 69, 1, p. 42-56

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Common value elections with private information and informative priors: theory and experiments

Rivas, J. & Mengel, F., Jul 2017, In : Games and Economic Behavior. 104, p. 190-221 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Private information
Common values
2 Citations (Scopus)

Deliberation, leadership and information aggregation

Rivas, J. & Rodriguez-Alvarez, C., Jul 2017, In : The Manchester School. 85, 4, p. 395-429

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information aggregation


International Climate Change Agreements and Linkages with Trade Policies

Author: Al Khourdajie, A., 5 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Finus, M. (Supervisor) & Rivas Ruiz, F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


The Role of Information and Liquidity in Interbank Network Formation

Author: Xiao, D., 19 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Krause, A. (Supervisor) & Rivas Ruiz, F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD